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April 28th, 2013
WINOOSKI-For the second time in four contests this season, the Lake Region Rangers softball team took out their whoopinâ€™ sticks, as they trounced Winooski Saturday morning, 37-1 in girls high school action.
Earlier in the week, the Rangers traveled to Danville, where they dropped a tough-to-swallow 8-4 contest.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 4-29-13
NCU 9, Rice 4
So. BURLINGTONâ€“Anna Bingham drove in 3 runs as the Falcons earned their 1st win of the season against Rice.
Taylor Blake got the win for 1-3 No. Country, striking out 9 batters in 7 innings of work.
The girls will look to make it 2 in a row when they travel to take on BFA St. Albans on Tuesday at 4:30.
Rice 15, NCU 0
So. BURLINGTONâ€“Rice's 20 hits were too much for the Falcons on Thursday, as they lost to move to 0-4 in 2013.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for NCU, while Will Conroy picked up the win for the Green Knights.
The Enosburg Yellow Jackets pocketed a 5-4 victory over Lake Region in girls high school softball Monday evening, in a game far different than either had played yet this season.
Enosburg moves to 2-1, while LR drops to 1-1 and travels to Danville Thursday.
For the full story, see the Express on 4-24-13.
ORLEANSâ€“Lake Region's baseball club had a rough go of it on Monday afternoon, as they fell 13-4 to Enosburg in a make-up game from Saturday's rain out.
Alex Beauregard got the start for the Rangers, his first at the varsity level after a brief hiatus from the game.
Beauregard took the loss, going 3 1/3, with 5 K's and 6 walks.
Now 1-1, Lake Region will travel to Danville for their first road game of the year on Thursday.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 4-24-13.
NEWPORTâ€“After a Friday night full of rain, the heavy winds that swirled across the Kingdom dried out the field at North Country Union High School, allowing the Falcon baseball team to play host to the Burlington Seahorses on Saturday morning.
The Falcons' bats came alive over the weekend, as they plated nine runs, but Burlington was two runs better, topping the maroon and white 11-9 for the win.
"Today we were a much better team defensively than the other day," said NCU Coach Brian Bonvechio in reference to Thursday's 14-1 loss to Vergennes.
NEWPORTâ€“Anna Bingham hit a two-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, but Burlington would score in the eighth, as the Falcons fell 4-3 in extra innings.
It was a much better outing for the girls, who were coming off of a 23-2 loss to Vergennes just two days earlier.
While it was a low scoring game overall, things got off to a bang when Erika Lyon went deep off of NCU's starting pitcher Taylor Blake.
Blake would settle down after that, and hold the Seahorses off the board until the seventh.
Meanwhile, the Falcons waited until the 6th inning before tying the game.
Lake Region 16, Hazen 0 (5)
ORLEANSâ€“Matt Messier threw five no-hit innings, and went 3-3 at the plate with three doubles and four RBI's as the Rangers won their mercy rule-shortened contest with Hazen on Thursday.
Other highlights form the game included a great game at the plate by Dustin Bathalon, who was 2-2 with a double and four RBI's.
Sam Barbeau added a single and 2 RBI's for Lake Region as well.
Now the 1-0, the Rangers will host Enosburg today at 4:30.
The game was originally slated for Saturday morning, but the field was too wet to play on.
ORLEANS-Less than ideal conditions greeted the North Country and Lake Region tennis teams on Friday afternoon.
While the temperature was a very comfortable 70 degrees, the wind made play almost comical as shots, serves, volleys and rallies alike went from routine to unpredictable as the gusts wreaked havoc with the little green ball.
In the end, the Falcons would win the match 3-2 to improve to 1-1 while Lake Region falls to 0-1.
"It is very difficult for kids to play in conditions like this," said Lake Region coach Laura Laramee
"The ball never bounces where you are planning it to."
ST. JOHNSBURYâ€“North Country's track and field team made their way down I-91 to go head-to-head with the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers on a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon.
The Hilltoppers and Falcons were the only two teams at the track on a busy sports Wednesday, and according to coach Lonnie Wade, it was a great chance to get the young Falcons acclimated to the sport.
"The meet went well overall," said Wade. "We are young so it was good to get many of the kids some experience."
LYNDONâ€“North Country's softball had a rough start to their season, as they fell to the Lyndon Institute Vikings 13-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the high score, which NCU coach Leslie Dunn said was a little misleading, the Falcons defense was on display, pleasing the coach to no end.
"I was very happy with our defense," said Dunn. "Two of our outfielders (Missy Morse, Mikaella Doran) picked up outfield assists, which you rarely see. Overall I am pretty pleased with they way they played, and what can I say, Lyndon got timely hitting and we didn't."